Friday, April 30, 2010

Rock Your Body

Here's a useful mixable edit from LeBaron over at Beat Electric:

JT - Rock Your Body (LeBaron Edit)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bad Girls

I have been digging this Basement Boys edit of Donna Summer's "Bad Girls". I love the original but this is a nice change and it's easy to mix in. Enjoy!

Xaviera Gold - Bad Girls (Basement Boys Dub Edit)
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Young Robots Top 10s for Traxsource

The good folks at Traxsource asked Young Robots family to contribute some Top 10 lists recently. Traxsource, along with Beatport and Juno, is one of our preferred spots for buying digital music - good file quality and nice extended mixes for DJs and electronic music heads.

Check out the lists:


Skinny Friedman

Pumpkin Patch

Monday, April 26, 2010


Capsule - I Wish You (Corporate Remix) | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Capsule - Hello (Shawn Ryan Edit) | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Eli Escobar track

This is a good listen:

Eli Escobar - Oslo | Zshare | YSI |320 kbps

DJ Apt One's TSWP April Top 10

This has been a hell of a month at Elena's in West Philly. JJC and I are rolling with our new Monday and so far it has been a very disco and vocal house affair, thanks to an amazing core crowd, some of whom were deep into the post-Paradise Garage scene in Newark and New York in the 1980s onward.

Tech Support was an incredible affair - the spot was packed to the gills. Kenny Raw played a funk set that pretty much made my jaw hit the floor. I knew maybe a half dozen of his tunes over the course of his set but the crowd was going bananas for it. The night ended with a 10+ minute near-dance-riot to Fela Kuti's Zombie - the bouncer was looking over my shoulder like "when is this song gonna end?" but there was never a good time to fade it out - people were through the roof with every breakdown. God bless West Philadelphia.

We recorded a portion of the night and hopefully I'll be able to post that at some point.

The following is a list of tracks that have been killin it at Elena's over the course of the past month. Most of these are tracks I've been dropping, but there are a few that I've heard Kenny and JJC play, including the numero uno joint - an original tape edit / cover / mashup from the 80s by Clubhouse. I've had some requests to start a TSWP podcast, and if I have time to do that I will, but in lieu of that, here's a list of that good good that's been pumping through the speakers.

With the exception of the Mr. Matawe track and the Clubhouse track, all these songs are easily available for purchase - the older ones through Amazon and the newer ones through Beatport and such. Go grab em, and support great music!

Just a reminder, JJC and I are at Elena's every Monday night, no cover. Tech Support occurs maybe once or twice irregularly throughout the year. Elena's Soul is at 4912 Baltimore Avenue in West Philly. From the other side of the Schuylkill, take the 34 trolley to 49th.

1. Clubhouse - Superstition/Good Times
2. King Britt f/ Byron Stingily - Get Up (King Britt's Old School Dub)
3. Fela Kuti - Zombie
4. Flying Fish - Mr. Matawe
5. Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - Bad Luck
6. RCMP - Mustache Love (Original Mix)
7. Pirupa - Get Funky
8. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (12" Mix)
9. DJ Sneak - You Can't Hide From Your Bud (A-Trak Mix)
10. Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh I Love It (Love Break)

Bonus, Number 11:

The Funk Brothers - Tell Me It's Just a Rumour (Inst)
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Farewell Soi Cowboy Na!

One week left in the city of sin, so I thought I'd share some kinky Thai Pop A-Go-Go. For a more extensive look at these genres, check out Peter Doolan's definitive As for me, next stop: Phnom Penh. Hope to score some 60s Psych-Rock vinyl if the Khmer Rogue didn't burn it all.

Chailai Chaiyata & Sawanee Patana - ควรตายด้วยลูกปืน
(You Should Die By Bullets)
| Mediafire | 320 kbps

Onuma Singsiri - แม่ค้าส้มตำ (Som Tam Merchant)
Mediafire | 320 kbps

This Saturday in Philly...

Steppin Out is back at KFN for more new wave fun:

This Idjut Boys edit had the whole room feeling nice last month, especially when the groove really gets heavy after the 2 1/2 minute mark. I'm sure someone out there can guess who the original artist is...

Phantom Slasher - Noid Life | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Young Robots Exclusives from Kenny Raw and DJ Apt One

I've got a few pieces of music I know DBJ family would love to hear up at Young Robots right now so I figured I'd alert everybody as to the awesomeness going on over there.

First - West Philadelphia's reknowned funk-and-soul selector Kenny Raw is dropping a fantastic RJD2/Dilla-esque album this Saturday at Tech Support called Left Handed Scissors. We've got the exclusive 320 kbps album from the man himself for those of you who will not be able to get your greasy paws on the limited run, silk screened CDs this Saturday.


Second - In case you didn't know, the bol Dave Nada from DC cooked up this whole new style of music called Moombahton - it's basically Dutch House screwed up to a Reggaeton tempo. Every time I drop Moombahton joints in the club there is a 100% chance that somebody comes up and says "I have no idea what the fuck this is but IT'S INCREDIBLE!!!" Over at Young Robots you can grab a from-the-vault Moombahton banger I've been rockin - a screwed up, tropical take on Josh Wink's epic 90s anthem, Higher State of Consciousness.

DJ Apt One x Josh Wink - Higher State of Moombahton


Monday, April 12, 2010

Hold This Thing Together, Baby

This was a "Euro Bin Jam" found at a flea market in Brussels last year, and it's become a personal favorite for warming up crowds at Robotique ever since. Definitely prefer the 45 version as opposed to the 12" mix. Short, sweet and catchy with some of the dopest synth bass ever put to vinyl!

Delegation - It's Your Turn | Mediafire | 320 kbps

Friday, April 9, 2010

Saturday - Philadelphyinz featuring Billy W

Yeah I got my main man Billy rockin with me at Medusa on Saturday and we are on some serious funky boogie shit when we get together.

Here's a super duper heat rock by The Whispers to bump out of your car to get you in the mood to GROOVE. See you Saturday!!!

The Whispers - Tonight (7" Promo)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He Is Risen (That's What She Said)

Have a pogrom-free Easter everybody!

Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Pump Mix)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

(Thank the DMCA for making this unavailable)

Friday, April 2, 2010

House of Yinz



1: “At The Park (Skinny Friedman remix)” - Field Mob
2: “Yah Mo B There (DJ Apt One rmx)” - Michael McDonald + James Ingram
3: “Cars (Skinny Friedman remix)” - Jim Crow
4: “No Nose Job (Skinny Friedman remix)” - Digital Underground
5: “Take A Chance (DJ Apt One remix)” - Mr. Flagio
6: “Woo Haa! (DJ Apt One blend)” - Busta Rhymes x Doug Lazy


And tonight we'll be goin in at Silk City in Philly for HOT MESS aka the HOUSE OF YINZ RELEASE PARTY.